Calling all art lovers. Browse over 300,000 works of art. Examine a range of art from Modern, Contemporary, Textiles, African, American and Ancient just to name a few. Founded in 1879, it's one of the leading fine-arts institutions in the United States. You can also find a large book collection. Permanent and traveling exhibitions.
Frank Lloyd Wright was a very popular American architect, specializing in organic designs. You can view his first home and studio at this site. There are 60 minute tours and tickets must be purchased for specific times throughout the day. If you're interested in architecture at all, this will indeed be a fascinating tour. You can also opt for a self-guided tour.
The Unity Temple is a public building that was built in Wright's Prairie period design. Guided and self-guided tours available.
*Unity Temple is closed on Tuesdays
Let your little ones take part in a play cafe, a pet vet, a market, an auto shop and more. Let them make music, play with water, create art, build a house and explore nature. Besides the 16 permanent exhibits, traveling exhibits are also offered.
Springville is known as "Art City". Although it is quite small, the town has focused on strong development of the arts. And located there is the oldest museum in Utah for the visual fine arts. Built in the 1930's, the museum now houses nearly 3,000 works of art inside a beautiful Spanish colonial-style building. The museum tries to keep things fresh by rotating in new exhibits from time to time, but the permanent exhibits alone are worth the trip to this impressive museum in this tiny town.
The Bean Museum is a wonderful free museum filled to the brim with animal exhibits of all kinds. There are so many taxidermied animals on display here that everyone is bound to find their favorite animal here. It's filled almost to the point of sensory overload. But kids of all ages love walking through the museum, discovering what is around each new corner.
The Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point is the world's largest dinosaur exhibit. What does that mean, exactly? It means they have 60 complete skeletal displays, everything from Procompsognathus to Tyrannosaurus Rex and even a Supersaurus, which is an actual name of a dinosaur, though it sounds made up.
A great way to learn about Natural History. A favorite among many are the glass exhibits. The Glass Flowers gallery was created over a period of 5 decades, and displays over 3,000 models of plant species. Sea Creatures in Glass displays beautiful models of sea creatures, from jellyfish to an octopus. Both are remarkable galleries. You can also see Arthropods, Mammals and a large collection of Birds of the World. Learn about Earth & Planetary Sciences, endangered African wildlife, and prehistoric creatures.
To a kid, there's something magical about airplanes. Maybe it is the unique, easily identifiable shape. Maybe it is the dream of having freedom to soar above the clouds. Maybe it's all of that and more. But there is something special about airplanes.
To insure that no one ends up disappointed, right off the bat you've got to know that this is NOT a Star Trek Theme Park. Now that some of you have had their dreams crushed, let's talk about what Vulcan Park really is. Vulcan is the Roman God of fire and forge. In the late 1800's, Birmingham was growing quickly because of all the iron that was being produced in the region. A statue of Vulcan was erected to advertise Birmingham at the World's Fair in St. Louis in 1904, and was then brought back to Birmingham.